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Jessica Needs Your Help

Family and friends of Jessica Lopez McGovern are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

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February 3, 2019

“Let me help.”

Three little words on a page; just pixels on a screen.  It’s a personal motto of mine and I try to live by those words every day.  My name is Jessica and I am the mother to a wonderful son named Jayson and to two fur babies:  a dog named Rufus and a cat named Friday. I have a wonderful fiance who tries to do everything and anything for me, even at the expense of his own health.  All of them have been by my side since Day One.

So, a little about me.  I work as a Child Nutrition Server at my local elementary.  I strive to make sure that the kids have full bellies so that they can get full minds.  The school district has been wonderful and the ladies I work with have been very supportive.  They say find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life and I have found that job.  I go to dialysis three times a week, four hours on those days, while necessary but exhausting. At least three times a month, I volunteer at the apartment complex where I live doing arts and crafts, having movie night for the kids, in which we have so much fun. Hopefully, when the weather gets warmer, I want to get the kids involved  in more outdoor activities, such has kickball, soccer, and basketball.

I also am trying to get the adults living at the complex up and moving.  I am trying to get an exercise program put together so that everyone will have the opportunity to try and get fit.  So, you may be asking yourself, “Why would anyone do all of this for kids that aren’t theirs or for people who barely know you?”

Simply put, I don’t want kids and parents to suffer the debilitating effects of Diabetes.  While genetics and other factors can cause Diabetes, exercise and a healthy diet can, hopefully hold off or prevent Diabetes.

I am asking for donations because even though my insurance company covers the initial cost of the kidney transplant, it’s the long-term costs and care that are the biggest costs, particularly the anti-rejection medications.  I would be out of work for at least six weeks and during that time, I would have to go to the hospital once a week for testing and scans. I don’t want my family to struggle or suffer during an already trying and exhausting event.  I want to be around to get get married; my man already proposed. More importantly though, I want to see my son get married, have kids so I can bounce those grandkids on my knees and spoil them thoroughly. I want that chance and any donation would go to seeing that future happen.  

I ask that you as a potential donor to remember those three words from the beginning, think about Jessica and say, “Let me help.”

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